Spring Into Wellness First Friday

Showcasing wellness practitioners and businesses that support the health and well-being of our community

When:   5:00 – 8:00 pm (and beyond)

Where: Two Featured Locations

  • Carbondale Rec Center at 567 Colorado Avenue – Carbondale Recreation Center staff and Davi Nikent, Center for Human Flourishing host wellness activities and tables for those practitioners and businesses not in the core or periphery.
  • Main Street and periphery – businesses up and down Main Street and just off Main.

Locate participating businesses and practitioners on Google Map at goo.gl/WIULbe

Why: Collaboratively we are raising awareness of all the wellness opportunities that are available in Carbondale and beyond.

Who’s Involved: Yoga studios, Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Bike Shops, Sports businesses, Gyms/Fitness Centers, Physician Offices, Health Coaches, Nutritionists and more!

Play Spring into Wellness BINGO
Celebrating Healthy Eating Active Living (H.E.A.L.)

  • Pick up a Bingo card at Carbondale Recreation Center.
  • Collect 6 stamps or initials from 6 participating businesses in downtown and 6 participating practitioners, businesses at Carbondale Recreation Center.
  • Turn in your completed Bingo Carbondale Recreation Center Front Desk by 8 pm to be included in drawing for donated prizes.
  • You will be notified by e-mail or by phone if you won a prize and will be instructed to pick your prize at Carbondale Recreation Center after Sunday, April 8th.

Spring Into Wellness Participants at Carbondale Recreation Center 

Front Entry
Davi Nikent, Center for Human Flourishing

Community Gardens and CSA’s and more

  • Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute
  • Good Seed Gardens at The Orchard
  • Roaring Gardens
  • Nieslanik Beef

Practitioners & Businesses in the Gym

  • Anna Abdelall – chair massage
  • Bombshell Salon of Carbondale
  • Brain Train – Marti Barbour
  • Carbondale Acupuncture Center – Dr. David Teitler
  • Center for Prevention and Treatment of Disease through Nutrition – Dr. Greg Feinsinger
  • Chris Klug Foundation – Anna Schwinger
  • Clear Heart Healing Arts – Claire O’Leary
  • Compassionate Conversation – Julie Martin
  • Custom Body Fitness – Sandro Torres
  • Davi Nikent, Center for Human Flourishing – Ardis Hoffman, Rita Marsh
    • Rainbow of Health – Lynn Ruoff
    • Root to Rising – Kersten Gwost
  • GoBeMap – Chris Beebe
  • HippocratesDocs.com – Peter Goldstein
  • John Ackerman, Chair Massage
  • L’BRI – Cindy Rohde, Paula Valenti
  • PainXpert.com – Lori Spencer, massage therapy and pain release expert
  • Magic with Mellie – Mellie Test
  • Making Shifts Happen – Dr. Stephanie Stanfield
  • Martin Finklestein TaiJi
  • Mindful Life Program – Joanne Jimino
  • NES Health – Lori Nathe
  • Spirit of Wholeness – Dia Lynn
  • Tiny Chef Creations – AC Norris – tastes! Come early!
  • Town of Carbondale Recreation Department
  • Ultimate Wellness Living – Cynthia Gardner O’Neill
  • Way of Compassion Bicycle Project
  • Way of Compassion Foundation
  • White Horse Yoga – Bel Carpenter

Schedule of Activities in the GYM

5 pm       Chair Yoga with Fran Page
5:30 pm  Nia with Sana
6 pm       Tai Chi with Lynn Byars
6:30 pm   Qi Gong/TaiJi withMarty Finklestein –
Play Pickleball – all evening

Schedule of Offerings in the Activity Room

5: 30 pm    Bella Dodds – The Butterfly Story – for children
6 pm          Bel Carpenter – White Horse Vimana Yoga

Spring Into Wellness First Friday Downtown

Participating Businesses on Main Street
Marble Distilling at 150 Main Street
Mary’s Main Street Spirits
Carbondale Arts – The Launchpad featuring the award winning Lakota drum group – The Cherry Creek Singers
Carbondale Clay Center
Wyatt’s Apothecary

Participating Businesses Off Main Street
5 to 6:30 pm    Open House at Back to Balance, Dr. Hilary Back, 20 N 4th St.

Co-Sponsors: (as of April 4th)  add websites

Allegria                                                                allegriacarbondale.com
Alpine Bank                                                         alpinebank.com
Back to Balance – Dr. Hilary Back, ND                 backtobalance.com
Bombshell Salon of Carbondale                          bombshellsalonco.com
Carbondale Acupuncture Center                         carbondaleacupuncture.com
Carbondale Beer Works                                       carbondalebeerworks.com
Carbondale Chamber of Commerce                     carbondale.com
Chris Klug Foundation                                          chrisklugfoundation.org
Cilundu Coffee at Third Street Center                  cilunducoffee.com
Clear Heart Healing Arts – Claire O’Leary             clearhearthealingarts.com
Custom Body Fitness – Sandro Torres                  custombodyfitness.com
Davi Nikent, Center for Human Flourishing         davinikent.org
Hippocrates Docs – Peter Goldstein                     hippocratesdocs.com
LUX Wellness Center                                            luxwellnesscenter.com
Peppino’s Pizza                                                     peppinospizzacarbondale.com
Rainbow of Health – Lynn Ruoff                           rainbowofhealth.net
Red Rock Diner                                                     redrockdiner.com
Spirit of Wholeness – Dia Lynn                              spiritofwholeness.com
Town of Carbondale Parks & Recreation Department     carbondalerec.com
and MORE…

Spring Into Wellness BINGO prizes donated by:  Susan’s Flowers and Artisan Boutique – 3 plant-based cookbooks; Carbondale Beer Works – gift certificate; Chris Klug Foundation – Swag Bag; Dos Gringos – Gift Card; Davi Nikent Center for Human Flourishing – Meaning and Medicine book; Cilundu Coffee – 2 lbs special roast coffee & one free beverage;  El Pollo Rico – gift certificate; Granetta Panini – gift card; HippocratesDocs.com – 5 scholarships to J1T; Magic with Mellie – energetically activated painting; Making Shifts Happen – Kindle E-Book; Marble Distillers Co. – Bottle GingerCello; Red Rock Diner – gift certificate; Roaring Fork Beer Company – tokens; The Village Smithy – gift certificate; Susan’s  – “Simply Delicious: Plant Based Recipes for a Healthy Life”; Wyatt’s Apothecary – herbal pack; Custom Body Fitness – 1 free month; Martin Finklestein TaiJi – one free class; Root to Rising – Kersten Gwost gift certificate and more being donated …

Questions? e-mail info@davinikent.org or call 970-618-5879.

If you would like to participate as a “vendor” at Spring Into Wellness and have not yet received an invitation you can download one here – First Friday Call to Action April 2018_w_logo-2. Review the information, fill out the form and e-mail to info@davinikent.org. You can bring appropriate fee to the event

Shari Billger – A Weekend of Workshops

All workshops at
3rd St. Center, 520 S. Third Street, Carbondale

Sound Blast Vibrational Healing
Thursday, April 5
6 to 8 pm

Experience a combination of healing modalities – frequency plus intention equals healing!!! Energy, sound healing and issue re-patterning assists you in this goal. There will be individual and group healings.

“How Vibration Heals Us: Every color, every sound, whether your voice, music, tuning forks, crystal and Tibetan bowls or each different crystal has a vibration. However, in addition to any of the various vibrations used to create healing, we must address a very important concept: that of cause and effect. True healing comes about when the cause of the condition or illness is addressed and transformed. If healing goes no further than a mere relief or masking of the symptoms, then, eventually, that which brought about the need for healing, in the first place, will resurface and manifest itself within the body in one form or another.” – Shari Billger, Certified International Sound Healer

Energy exchange: $33. Scroll down for registration information.

Flower of Life Merkaba
Saturday, April 7th
10 am – 6:00 pm

Activation of your Merkaba is essential for Ascension. The MER*KA*BA is a rotating, geometric, crystalline Light-Energy field that extends around the body. It is a visualization and breathing technique that activates the Human Light Body It assists in moving you out of judgement into Unity Consciousness and discernment. Also included: DNA activation, how to program your Merkaba for manifestation, heart opening & how to shift your awareness from your brain to your heart, higher-self connection, how to create a surrogate Merkaba and maybe a surprise or two!

Pre-requisite: Read at least Volume I of The Ancient Secrets of the Flower of Life Books. Register with Shari to receive information about this book.

Sacred Geometry is the language in which God has written the Universe! Shari has facilitated this workshop globally for 22 years and is the past chair-person for the International Flower of Life Facilitator Council.

Energy exchange: $155, $77 deposit.

The 7 Acupressure Points for Detoxification – with and without Tuning Forks
Sunday, April 8th
1:30 to 4:30 pm

Shari will teach you how to detoxify your body, boost your immune system, enhance mental clarity, flush out toxins. You will learn techniques to assist you in preventing chronic disease and for supporting desired weight loss.

This powerful workshop is a hands-on for those involved in the healing arts and for individuals who simply wish to detoxify their own bodies or their children and their loved ones. You will learn the points, the parts of the body they detoxify and how to detoxify these parts using acupressure or a tuning fork.

Note: tuning forks not included with workshop fee; orders will be taken for the fork at the conclusion of class.

Energy exchange: $55, deposit of $33

Register with Shari for all classes by e-mailing shari1551@aol.com or call 719-332-3947

Shari Billger is an international teacher of DNA Flower of Life from the God Center, Creator of DNA Activated Reiki, Relationships/Tantra, Disconnecting from the Fear Matrix, QHHT-Past Life Regression Workshop.  She is a certified Human Design Teacher/Specialist and is the Chairperson of the International Flower of Life Facilitator Council. Shari is a spiritual teacher and certified healer in many healing modalities including QHHT (Quantum Healing Hypnosis Therapy) EFT, Holographic Repatterning, Color and Crystal Therapy and Reiki.  In her workshops, Shari leads you on a journey to cosmic consciousness, helping you to remember that love is all there is, ever was, and all there ever will be.

Learn more about Shari at www.sharibillger.com

Workshops supported by Davi Nikent, Center for Human Flourishing & Emily Marshall

Women’s Voices: The Courageous Healing Conversation with Kimberlie Chenoweth

Thursday evenings, March 15 – April 5
6:30 – 8:30 pm
817 Colorado Ave., Suite 105, Glenwood Springs
$250 (Preregistration required)


Saturday, April 7
1:00 – 6:00 pm
103 East 3rd St., Rifle
$175 (Preregistration required)

For too long, the cultural field has made it easy accept unacceptable standards of interaction between men and women, and now the cultural field is cracking wide open. This cracked open space brings an enormous opportunity for women to find new ways of being in conversation, with ourselves, with other women, and with the men in our lives.

The conversation before us will take courage – for women to speak their truth and for men to listen open-heartedly (as well as to speak their own deep-heart truth). Real change also requires courage to stay IN the conversation, because staying with it means facing parts of ourselves that are scared to be seen and heard. The poet David Whyte says that “The initial steps on the path to courageous speech are the first tentative steps into the parts of us that cannot speak.” Are we ready and willing to take those ‘first tentative steps’ and unfold the conversation from there?

Those first steps aren’t easy to take.

From your facilitator, Kimberlie Chenoweth: 
“I am offering a new, introductory seminar: Women’s Voices: The Courageous Healing Conversation. The seminar will be for women this time around, but there may well be one for women and men together in the near future. I’m offering it first in two local, in-person venues. (If you’re not local to western Colorado and would be interested in an online version, let me know!) In each of them, I’ll be covering some key ideas that can support us in finding our way into the uncharted territory ahead – for courageous conversations on the frontier of healing.
The themes include:

  • Authenticity and authority
  • Presence, position, and communication
  • The power of the ‘close-in’ conversation
  • Universal energies of support”

To register or for more info, please contact Kimberlie by email at kimberlie@thewholenessproject.com or phone (970) 618-1976

“Honestly I had never felt so heard by anyone before my work with Kimberlie. That is a powerful thing. Her open curiosity and inquiry hold a very safe space to explore the deeper longings that may have been lying dormant, like a seed waiting for a little water and some rich earth.” April

Kimberlie holds a master’s degree in Counseling and was in private practice as a psychotherapist and personal development trainer for 22 years before launching her own training and mentoring program in 2012. With a lifelong interest in spirituality and healing, she has studied perennial wisdom traditions of the West, East, and native Americas. An initiated wisdom keeper, she has sat in silence, traveled widely, and committed to a process of deep healing and transformation over many years. She is the author of two Amazon bestselling books, Reclaiming Wholeness and Walking in Wholeness.